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Von Salzen et al. 2022

Von Salzen, K., C.H. Whaley, S.C. Anenberg, R. Van Dingenen, Z. Klimont, M.G. Flanner, R. Mahmood, S.R. Arnold, S. Beagley, R.-Y. Chien, J.H. Christensen, S. Eckhardt, A.M.L. Ekman, N. Evangeliou, G. Faluvegi, J.S. Fu, M. Gauss, W. Gong, J.L. Hjorth, U. Im, S. Krishnan, K. Kupiainen, T. Kühn, J. Langner, K.S. Law, L. Marelle, D. Olivié, T. Onishi, N. Oshima, V.-V. Paunu, Y. Peng, D. Plummer, L. Pozzoli, S. Rao, J.-C. Raut, M. Sand, J. Schmale, M. Sigmond, M.A. Thomas, K. Tsigaridis, S. Tsyro, S.T. Turnock, M. Wang, and B. Winter, 2022: Clean air policies are key for successfully mitigating Arctic warming. Commun. Earth Environ., 3, no. 1, 222, doi:10.1038/s43247-022-00555-x.

A tighter integration of modeling frameworks for climate and air quality is urgently needed to assess the impacts of clean air policies on future Arctic and global climate. We combined a new model emulator and comprehensive emissions scenarios for air pollutants and greenhouse gases to assess climate and human health co-benefits of emissions reductions. Fossil fuel use is projected to rapidly decline in an increasingly sustainable world, resulting in far-reaching air quality benefits. Despite human health benefits, reductions in sulfur emissions in a more sustainable world could enhance Arctic warming by 0.8°C in 2050 relative to the 1995-2014, thereby offsetting climate benefits of greenhouse gas reductions. Targeted and technically feasible emissions reduction opportunities exist for achieving simultaneous climate and human health co-benefits. It would be particularly beneficial to unlock a newly identified mitigation potential for carbon particulate matter, yielding Arctic climate benefits equivalent to those from carbon dioxide reductions by 2050.

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  author={von Salzen, K. and Whaley, C. H. and Anenberg, S. C. and Van Dingenen, R. and Klimont, Z. and Flanner, M. G. and Mahmood, R. and Arnold, S. R. and Beagley, S. and Chien, R.-Y. and Christensen, J. H. and Eckhardt, S. and Ekman, A. M. L. and Evangeliou, N. and Faluvegi, G. and Fu, J. S. and Gauss, M. and Gong, W. and Hjorth, J. L. and Im, U. and Krishnan, S. and Kupiainen, K. and Kühn, T. and Langner, J. and Law, K. S. and Marelle, L. and Olivié, D. and Onishi, T. and Oshima, N. and Paunu, V.-V. and Peng, Y. and Plummer, D. and Pozzoli, L. and Rao, S. and Raut, J.-C. and Sand, M. and Schmale, J. and Sigmond, M. and Thomas, M. A. and Tsigaridis, K. and Tsyro, S. and Turnock, S. T. and Wang, M. and Winter, B.},
  title={Clean air policies are key for successfully mitigating Arctic warming},
  journal={Communications Earth and Environment},

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ID  - vo08100s
AU  - von Salzen, K.
AU  - Whaley, C. H.
AU  - Anenberg, S. C.
AU  - Van Dingenen, R.
AU  - Klimont, Z.
AU  - Flanner, M. G.
AU  - Mahmood, R.
AU  - Arnold, S. R.
AU  - Beagley, S.
AU  - Chien, R.-Y.
AU  - Christensen, J. H.
AU  - Eckhardt, S.
AU  - Ekman, A. M. L.
AU  - Evangeliou, N.
AU  - Faluvegi, G.
AU  - Fu, J. S.
AU  - Gauss, M.
AU  - Gong, W.
AU  - Hjorth, J. L.
AU  - Im, U.
AU  - Krishnan, S.
AU  - Kupiainen, K.
AU  - Kühn, T.
AU  - Langner, J.
AU  - Law, K. S.
AU  - Marelle, L.
AU  - Olivié, D.
AU  - Onishi, T.
AU  - Oshima, N.
AU  - Paunu, V.-V.
AU  - Peng, Y.
AU  - Plummer, D.
AU  - Pozzoli, L.
AU  - Rao, S.
AU  - Raut, J.-C.
AU  - Sand, M.
AU  - Schmale, J.
AU  - Sigmond, M.
AU  - Thomas, M. A.
AU  - Tsigaridis, K.
AU  - Tsyro, S.
AU  - Turnock, S. T.
AU  - Wang, M.
AU  - Winter, B.
PY  - 2022
TI  - Clean air policies are key for successfully mitigating Arctic warming
JA  - Commun. Earth Environ.
JO  - Communications Earth and Environment
VL  - 3
IS  - 1
SP  - 222
DO  - 10.1038/s43247-022-00555-x
ER  -

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